Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Very Delicious (But Not So Healthy) Banana Bread

Good morning friends. It's already snowing here in Boston and I have HAD ENOUGH. Give us a break already. In anticipation of being buried in tonight and tomorrow, I thought I would bring you a nice comfort food recipe.

I have posted a recipe on the blog already for banana bread, however, my previous recipe was healthier, calling for wheat flour. This recipe is for when you just want the real thing with a whole stick of butter and nothing else will do.

1 cup of sugar
1 stick of unsalted butter
2 eggs
3 mashed bananas
1 tsp cinnamon
2 cups of flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.

First, cream the butter and sugar together.

Add the eggs, one at a time, mixing well.

Mash 3 ripe bananas, stir into wet mixture.

Add flour, salt, baking soda, and baking powder to wet mixture.

Mix well with the hand mixer and then stir in 1 cup of walnuts.

Place in a greased 3x9 loaf pan.

Bake for one hour to one hour and fifteen minutes, until an inserted toothpick or knife comes out clean.

Let cool for 15 minutes before removing from pan.

Extra business:

I am arriving in Washington DC on Monday and will be there for two weeks so I am still looking for a couple of guest posters. Let me know if you're interested! And if you haven't already, like The Cookie Battle on Facebook!

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  1. Oh - this sounds wonderful. I'm hoping for my afternoon/evening classes to be cancelled (and if they aren't, my school is pyscho) so that I can head to Whole Foods and stock up on some treats to weather the storm...

  2. I so agree that a real banana bread recipe is a necessity because sometimes whole wheat just isn't cutting it! Looks fantastic. I'd be interesting in guest posting - let me know if you have anything in mind!

  3. Hey! I'd love to do a post for you if you are interested! Let me know! email: pickyeatingrd@gmail.com.

    Your banana bread looks so good! I always save my over-ripe bananas to make bread but this never happens.

  4. Thank you thank you! I have been looking for a banana bread recipe! I love it for breakfast and/or snack and this is perfect!

    I wouldn't mind guest-posting at all if you need/want me! :) Just let me know! :)

  5. OOH I LOVE banana bread! I just had a banana bread larabar the other day and it reminded me how much I love the real thing. Nom!

  6. I love banana bread. I like putting chocolate chips in it!

    I've never been to DC. Have a great time! Oh, I'll do a guest post!

  7. banana bread is SO good! Have a great time in DC! I would do a guest post :)